The latest installment of the Fallout series set in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Developed by Obsidian and published by Bethesda.

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What are the rules of Caravan?

I've listened to Ringo explain the game, I've read the explanation in-game, but honestly, it doesn't make any sense to me. What card can I play when and why? What do the face cards do? I'm sure it's ...
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Can I drink myself stupid?

One of the notable 'features' of Fallout:New Vegas was the return to the series of 'Low Int Dialog' - that is to say, special dialog options in conversations that reflected the fact that you had ...
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What tactics are best for killing Deathclaws?

Everyone in Fallout tells you that Deathclaws are bad news. Everyone tells you it would be suicide to take them on alone. But this is a game, I'm the hero and I win against impossible odds all the ...
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What effect does karma have?

I'm wondering what effects your Karma has in Fallout New Vegas, since they introduced the reputation with different factions?
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How do I get Power Armor training in Fallout New Vegas?

I've found some power armor, but I can't use it yet without training. I assumed that the Brotherhood of Steel would train me, if they like me enough. I've completed the Brotherhood of Steel quest ...
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Is it possible to reach Max Stats in Fallout: New Vegas?

Starting SPECIAL STR 5, PER 5, END 5, CHA 1, INT 10, AGL 5, LUK 9 (Same as 10 when it comes to skill points) Now you can improve your SPECIAL stats in the following ways; STR: +1 Implant PER: +1 ...
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What parts of Fallout: New Vegas are based on the real world?

I found out that the Helios One power plant actually exists (probably without Archimedes). I also knew Nellis AFB, Hoover Dam and McCarran Airport were real, and some quick Googling showed that ...
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What are ammo boxes for?

I've started up New Vegas, and exploited the shop glitch to get some caps. (SO glad they didn't fix that bug.) So I got some decent weapons and ammo, but saw some things in the shop that I wasn't sure ...
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Where are good home base sites in Fallout: New Vegas?

Where are some good places to set up a home base in Fallout: New Vegas? My criteria for "good" are as follows: Permanent (non-resetting) storage containers, the more the better Quick to get to from ...
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Avoiding encumberance in New Vegas

Lately while playing Fallout New Vegas, I've found myself lugging far more equipment than I need. As a result, I'm always either overloaded and can't fast travel or sprint. When I started playing ...
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What items should be saved for turn-ins?

In Fallout 3, Pre-War Books, Scrap Metal, and Nuka Cola Quantum (among other items) were all far more valuable when turned into specific NPC's, rather than just sold to whichever trader you came ...
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How much time does it take for a shop to restock caps?

I admit that I'm used to Fallout 3, where stores restocked twice a week. In Fallout New Vegas, how long does it take for stores to restock -- particularly on caps? It feels like it's been at least a ...
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Is it possible to kill everyone or are some NPCs unkillable?

Is it possible to kill every last person (and non-person) in Fallout New Vegas? Or are some NPCs unkillable? Not that I would advocate or condone such a monstrous action, just idle curiosity.
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Are the expansions on Fallout 3 necessary for a full grasp on the story?

I finished Fallout 3 and was satisfied with the story and the way it ended, am I missing something if I don't play the multiple expansions that came out afterwards? Also, will Fallout New Vegas be ...
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Do companions' weapons degrade in Fallout: New Vegas?

It was claimed in this comment that companions' weapons don't degrade in Fallout: New Vegas. Is that true? What about companions' armor? Does the difficulty of the game influence this? What about ...
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Why are there no tanks in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Is there a reason why you never see any tanks in Fallout? For a civilization constantly at war and so heavy on the weapons development they seem to focus on infantry all the time. You could argue ...
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What are the main differences of Hardcore Mode?

I was curious as to what the differences in gameplay there are between regular mode and hardcore mode? From what I understand is that you require sleep, food, and water. What are the penalties(other ...
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Which ending should come if I kill all of the NPCs in Fallout: New Vegas?

If I kill all NPCs, or simply kill the main NPCs who give me the main quests, which ending would come? Is there another ending as a genocidal leader, or are there only four endings?
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How can I permanently disable the gore in Fallout New Vegas?

The .ini file line that worked in Fallout 3 doesn't work in New Vegas. Or I should say, it sometimes works temporarily, but the game quickly removes that line from .ini file and the gore returns. ...
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How can I automate the hacking minigame?

Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas have a hacking minigame that's basically Mastermind. You have a bunch of passwords and four tries. When you get the wrong password, you get the number of letters that ...
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Can you get your own house?

I was wondering if you can get your own house in Fallout: New Vegas like you did in Fallout 3?
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How can I fix a sexbot?

I am doing the atomic wrangler 'escort' quest. I found all 3 targets easily due to the markers, but the sexbot is in a vat of sorts. Accessing the computer next to it seems to indicate that I can ...
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Recommended Deadwind Cavern Legendary Deathclaw Level?

What level is it advised for your character to be before entering Deadwind Cavern and fighting the Legendary Deathclaw? I am level 24, my companion is Boone and I still get my butt kicked.
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Are the limits for getting banned in a casino static?

Winning too much in a casino gets you banned. But is the limit static, as in whenever you have won a specific sum over all time you get banned, or is it a ban for winning too much over a short period ...
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How do I get the most buck for my bang?

Is it more cost-effective to sell many items of poor quality, or fewer items of higher quality that have been repaired together? Does the answer change depending on the item? Does it change depending ...
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What do all of the Melee/Unarmed special attacks in V.A.T.S. do?

Once you have sufficient Melee/Unarmed skill, you unlock additional, special attacks with those combat skills, both in and out of VATS (to use them out of VATS, you need to do a power attack - hold ...
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Do mods or console use disable achievements for Fallout:New Vegas?

I've heard mixed information on this and I'd like to get a straight answer, for two reasons: The widely reported Quicksave/Autosave bug is annoying and, quite frankly, has terrified me into ...
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Can you tip brahmin in New Vegas?

Apparently you could tip brahmin in Fallout 3. This is one of those few things in Fallout 3 I never thought of, and thus never tried. Rather than loading up Fallout 3 just to go brahmin-tipping, I'm ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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What are the exact triggers for initiating companion quests in Fallout: New Vegas?

Until now I've only triggered Veronica's companion quest. I'd like to see the other now, so I'm curious about the exact trigger for initiating the companion quests. Do I only have to have them with ...
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Can you remove a weapon attachment?

I recently put a scope on a 9mm pistol, but decided the scope was useless. Is there any way to take it off the gun? I would just find another pistol, but the pistol I have is currently in top ...
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Can I store stuff at the Goodsprings Schoolhouse?

It's still a bit early for me to have my own home in New Vegas, but at the same time I don't want to carry everything around all the time -- kind of puts a damper on how much loot you can bring back! ...
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Why do I lose karma when I take bandit things?

Why do I lose karma when I take bandit things, like objects found in some Powder Gangers camps?
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Is there a bobble head equivalent in Fallout: New Vegas?

I have been looking around for the standard stat boosters and skill boosters and still haven't seen anything that will boost my S.P.E.C.I.A.L. I was wondering if there are any things hidden away like ...
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What affects Blackjack gameplay in Fallout: New Vegas?

What specifics do we know, if any, about the blackjack implementation in Fallout New Vegas? Specifically: How does luck modify the game? (Does it modify the odds of you getting a card you need, one ...
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Is it worth it to take the Wild Wasteland trait in Fallout New Vegas?

I know that this trait adds some more fun to the game but other than that?
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Is Charisma a useful stat in Fallout: New Vegas?

I'm beginning playing this game and I'd like to know is Charisma is worth putting a few points. I always play RPG as a diplomat character and I want to do the same here. However it seems that in FNW ...
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What is the shop glitch in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Mentioned in this question: What are ammo boxes for? I honestly have never heard of this glitch...though I didn't spend much time going through FAQs or anything while I played through Fallout 3. I ...
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Can you finish the game siding with Caesar as a woman?

As is fairly well-documented, Caesar's Legion is extremely sexist -- women do not serve his armies, are subservient to men in all ways, etc. So my question is, if you are playing New Vegas as a ...
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Are items that disappear from Fallout: New Vegas companion inventories lost forever?

Twice now, I've completed a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas, received a unique weapon, given that weapon to one of my companions and then had the weapon disappear completely from the game. Is there a ...
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What's so special about Mick's Special Stash?

Twas morning in Freeside and at Ralph and Mick's Not a creature was stirring, except for two chicks on a mission from Elvis, to investigate a bodyguard who seemed suspiciously great. When what to our ...
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Why did Caesar's Legion become hostile to me?

I have been neutral to Caesar's Legion, and have not done anything to make them aggressive towards me. I went to see the enslaved Powder Gangers, but I didn't set them free. The Legion was nice to me. ...
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When should I read skill books in Fallout New Vegas?

I was given a lot of books with skill names with a quest. When do I use them? And are any of them more than just short term perks?
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VATS damage reduction in Fallout New Vegas

In Fallout 3, during VATS you had 90% damage reduction. In Fallout New Vegas this seems to be considerably reduced. Is it known how big the damage reduction is now, or has it been removed entirely?
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Strange unusable items in Camp McCarran (Get your flint on)

In Camp McCarran, along with other areas of the wasteland, I have found "named" items (those which have a name when the cursor is above them) which can not be interacted with. The latest example is ...
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What are the keys to a successful melee and/or unarmed build in Fallout: New Vegas?

I'm curious to know if anyone has tried melee and/or unarmed builds in Fallout: New Vegas. What are the stats, skills, perks, equipment, and tactics that you used to make this a feasible character ...
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Can you kill the birds?

In New Vegas, every now and again I'll see a friendly on the radar, but I can't target it in VATS. Then as I move closer to it, small black birds fly away. I know they're present just for flavor, but ...
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Stuck inside a rock - glitch

I'm playing the glitch-riddled Fallout New Vegas. I'm on the Deathclaw Promontory and managed to kill one while sliding down the side of a rock. I'm now INSIDE the rock. I can run about, i can see ...
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What does agility affect in Fallout New Vegas?

I've read a lot of conflicting information about what the agility SPECIAL stat does in the game. The factors it affects I've read, of which some are almost certainly false are the following: Total ...
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Is the Endurance implant “free?”

By this, I mean, the Endurance implant gives you +1 Endurance. The number of implants you can buy is limited by your Endurance score. Does the +1 you get from this implant allow you to get an extra ...